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Let's Discuss! The Community Guide: A Resource to Improve Health and Prevent Cancer In Your Area

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September’s cyber-seminar explored The Guide to Community Preventive Services.  This free resource, provides evidence-based recommendations and findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force to help identify approaches and policies for improving health and preventing cancer in your community.   

Now it is your turn to participate...ask a question of the speakers or your fellow R2R members, share your stories of identifying and implementing evidence-based programs and strategies.  What lessons have you learned in the process? What types of partners have you worked with in implementing interventions, what resources/tools do you use to engage with them? 

How do you disseminate the success of your interventions - what do you do to "spread the word" and continue to build the level of evidence behind successful interventions?

Join us in the discussion!

If you missed the live seminar, the archive will be available soon.  Watch and come share your thoughts.


Thanks for sharing this

Thanks for sharing this amazing information about the Resource to Improve Health and Prevent Cancer In our Area. Many will benefit from this post.

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Thanks for your response,

Thanks for your response, Hari.  We're happy to hear that you found our cyber-seminar on the Community Guide useful - it is a really great resource that offers systematic reviews of interventions in the following areas specific to cancer:

  • Increasing breast, cervical, & colorectal cancer screening,
  • Preventing skin cancer, and
  • Informed decision making about cancer screening.

You can access all of these reviews at

I see from your post that you blog about cancer.  You can visit NCI's web site at for the latest research findings.  You can also search cancer topics ( for screening, diagnosis, treatment, coping, and survivorship information on all cancer types. 

What lessons have you learned

What lessons have you learned in the process? What types of partners have you worked with in implementing interventions, what resources/tools do you use to engage with them? IAO

Are the slides from this

Are the slides from this cyber seminar still available?

Absolutely!  Thanks for your

Absolutely!  Thanks for your interest, Denise.  I will email you a copy of the slides momentarily. You can also view the presentation here, so you don't miss out on the discussion during the Q&A sessoin at the end.  Please let me know if you need anything else, and welcome to R2R.  

At the time we held this

At the time we held this cyber-seminar, the presenters focused their comments on how The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide), can play in community health.

The most recent release of this resource however can play a valuable role in the community health improvement efforts of hospitals and health departments! You can learn more about  Using The Community Guide for Community Health Improvement and opportunities to implement evidence-based recommendations and findings in work within hospitals, health systems, and public health organizations.

Find out more about the new pilot initiative that is now underway to address health priorities using this resource.


How have you used The Community Guide lately? We would appreciate hearing your story.

I was delighted to read in my

I was delighted to read in my inbox that the long-awaited The Community Guide website reinvention is now complete! The enhanced website is a knowledge management system designed to help you identify, select, and implement credible, evidence-based strategies. The new site provides a dynamic, interactive, and individualized experience.

The website includes dynamic content that changes regularly to reflect new information and current trends. The search engine makes it easier to find the information you want by letting you narrow results using filters.

Two new features will help you use The Community Guide.

  • Compare two Community Preventive Services Task Force findings using the interactive comparison tool. You select and weigh the importance of certain characteristics, such as setting or target audience, and the system rates how well the review fits your needs.
  • MyGuide is a wizard that helps decision makers, students, practitioners, and other public health audiences find credible public health content that is relevant to their individual areas of interests and communities. MyGuide leads you to information by asking what you are looking to accomplish and which activities you want to perform.

The new knowledge management system allows you to set up a user profile. This allows you to save search strategies and results, and bookmark your favorite pages. The system will also learn your preferences over time and offer suggestions for reviews, tools, and resources that may be of interest.